SETI Institute - Mountain View, California / Ars Electronica Futurelab - Linz
Deadline: October 7, 2020

The European ARTificial Intelligence Lab is now offering artists who are working with artificial intelligence or experimenting with its applications the chance to complete a residency at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, and the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz.

The residency is divided in two parts – with an initial 4-6 weeks at SETI Institute where the winning artist will have an especially dedicated science mentor to inspire him/her and his/her work. The second part consists of 3-6 weeks with the members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz where the artist will produce the work inspired by the residency at the SETI Institute.

The research that takes place at the SETI Institute should be meaningfully reflected in the artworks that result from the residency. Special emphasis will be placed on projects that consider artificial intelligence, ponder the beginnings of life, and critically reflect on our anthropocentric world view. The AI Lab is led and organised by Ars Electronica in collaboration with 16 partners across Europe and the SETI Institute. The deadline for the online submissions is October 7, 2020.

European ARTificial Intelligence Lab
The AI Lab (European ARTificial Intelligence Lab) is a follow up project of the European Digital Art and Science Network and offers international artists working in the field of AI to win a residency at a scientific partner institution and at the Futurelab of Ars Electronica. The AI Lab is led and organised by Ars Electronica in collaboration with 17 partners across Europe, including SETI Institute.

SETI Institute
Founded in 1984, the SETI Institute is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary research and education organization located in Mountain View, California. The Institute leads humanity’s exploration of the nature and origins of life in the Universe, and the quest to find intelligent life beyond Earth. Our research encompasses the physical and biological sciences and leverages expertise in data analytics, machine learning and advanced signal detection technologies. The SETI Institute is a distinguished research partner for industry, academia and government agencies, including NASA and NSF.

Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica is a globally unique platform for art, technology, and society based in Linz that has been analyzing and commenting on the digital revolution since 1979. The focus is always on current developments and possible future scenarios and how these will change people’s lives.